Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mel Brooks Gets His Star On Hollywood's Walk Of Fame

We're amazed that the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Hollywood Historic Trust waited until Mel Brooks was 83 years old to give him his own star on the Walk of Fame, but that's exactly what they did.

Last Friday, with his son Max and grandson Henry looking on, the celebrated comedian, actor, director, and producer received the 2,406th star during a ceremony in front of the Egyptian Theatre. Carl Reiner, his friend and collaborator, also attended and spoke at the ceremony  

Brooks has previously won Oscar, Emmy, Tony, and Grammy awards. He's still at it, working on a musical version of "Blazing Saddles.", one of his funniest comedies.

Here's a report on the ceremony unveiling the star on the sidewalk, followed by some words from Max Brooks and a song from Mel himself.
(Photo:  Associated Press)

1 comment:

  1. The Chamber doesn't actively seek honorees for the Walk of Fame, that is up to fan clubs, studios, record labels etc. Typically if a celebrity does not have a star or gets one later in life it has to do with them either not wanting it, having never been nominated in the past, or a variety of other reasons.